BRA/PCRA Bucket Racing Championship
Round One 2015.
7th February 2015.
Round one of the PCRA BRA Bucket championship got off to a great start for the 2015 season. The weather was brilliant, track in good condition, close exciting racing and no major incidents with the full racing program being got through. Is this a good omen for 2015.
Congratulations to the organisers and scrutineers who have come up with a whole raft of new procedures to streamline the days activities. The scrutineers in particular were very thorough to ensure the bikes were as per the MOMS.
Forty plus Bucket Racers get under way
in race one at round one at Wakefield Park.
#6 Jason Dunn already with a good
lead went on to win all three Motolite races.
Qualifying for the five classes:
Practice and qualifying combined is being trialled this year and worked well at this meeting. The riders do two laps untimed (practice) and then are timed for the rest of the stint with the fastest times converted to their grid position for race one as with normal qualifying. Thereafter riders start on the grid in the finishing order of the previous race.
A strong Motolite field fronted the starter at
Wakefield Park for round one of the PCRA BRA club
championship. Jason Dunn Shane Wilcox the Marsden
Brothers all committing to a full season of Motolite
racing. New faces on the grid were 77 Christopher
Jones (BBE engines Honda RS150CBR) and #63 Matt
Burton (BBE engines Honda RS150CBR) Should be an
exciting years racing.
#6 Jason Dunn was in
scintillating form winning all three races. Here
he leads #86 Anthony Marsden and #74 Ron
Number 6 Jason Dunn (Honda
RS85cr) the 2011 and 2013 Motolite champion is back
for a full season and it seemed like he took up
where he left off in 2013 winning all three races to
score maximum points. In race one #86 Anthony
Marsden (Chris Sculley Honda RS85cr) was closest to
Jason with #74 Ron Carrick (Yamaha TZ85) of
Queensland hot on his heels for 3rd, Number 68 Shane
Wilcox (Sculley Honda RS85cr) came in 4th with
newcomer #77 Christopher Jones on the ex Tyler
Bradford (BBE Honda 150) last year's championship
winning bike just a whisker behind coming in a fine
5th on his first race on the bike and at Wakefield
As in race one Jason stormed into
an early lead never to be headed. The trio of
Anthony Marsden Shane Wilcox and Ron Carrick were
swapping places until Anthony went down in turn two
on lap 3. Shane clung on to 2nd from a very racy Ron
Carrick. The finishing order behind them was 4th.
#83 Edward Marsden, 5th. #32 Marty McGauley, 6th.
#63 Matt Burton (BBE Honda RS150). They were
followed home by #11 Michael McLean (Honda CBR150),
#170 Michael Child (Supermono 197) and #212 Jeff
Angel (Moriwaki 85).
This time Ron Carrick got the holeshot but he only made it to turn five where he went down pushing a bit too hard on the front. This spread out the field with Jason taking the lead and keeping it to the end. Number 68 Shane Wilcox finished a solid second. Number 86 Anthony Marsden who had to start from the back of the grid due to his non finish in race two had a storming ride through the field to finish 3rd. Having his best result of the day Matt Burton on his #63 RS150 was swapping places with #83 Edward Marsden Edward 5th. with #32 Marty McGauley 6th. Next home was #11 Michael McLean, #170 Michael Child and 212 Jeff Angel
Motolites Results Round One 2015:
Superlite PRO 2015
This year the Superlite Pro field is looking healthier as a number of riders have been graded upward from Superlite AM and John Olip is running his P4 Suzuki 100 2 stroke in this class.
With the King (Ken Lindsay) not riding due to injury he offered the ride to Harley Borkowski who gladly accepted.
Harley (#2 Honda RCB150) won Race one but had to give best to a racy
Ian Gregory (#169 Honda CB150) in races two and three.
Ian Gregory (#169 Honda CB150) had missed qualifying due to some technical problem and had to start from the back of the grid. At the start #2 Harley Borkowski (KLR Honda RCB150) jumped into the lead with the slow starting #38 Junior Murphy (BBE Honda CB150) in hot pursuit. Ian Gregory by the end of lap one amazingly was up to 3rd. So at the finish the order was 1st. Harley, 2nd. Junior, and 3rd. Ian. They were followed home by #81 Robert Tisdell (Honda CB150) , #62 Jim Murphy (BBE Honda CB150), #8 Kurt Wagus (BBE Honda CB150), #65 Tim Smith (Honda CB150) and #94 John Olip(Suzuki 100).
Starting from 3rd spot on the Superlite Pro grid #169 Ian Gregory was in a better position to challenge for the lead and first time around he did just that. However Harley wasn't giving in that easily and he harried Ian right to the end but Ian got the win by a mere four hundreds of a second. Junior had held a watching brief on all this but had to settle for 3rd.
#8 Kurt Wagus (BBE Honda CB150) after a lacklustre race one (for him) got the bit between his teeth and dispatched #62 Jim Murphy down to fifth and #81 Robert Tisdell to sixth. #94 John Olip on the only 2 stroke came home 7th.
It was a determined Harley Borkowski that lined up for the start of race
three and making a perfect start he rocketed into the lead and it looked like he could do it but #169 Ian Gregory was
having none of it as he shadowed the blue #2. Meanwhile #38 Junior
Murphy had lost time due to an off track excursion and was racing back through the field.
Coming into the last corner Ian timed his move to perfection slipping past Harley and winning the dash to the line by seven hundredths of a second. Junior managed to get back to 3rd. with Kurt Wagus 4th, Jim Murphy 5th. Robert Tisdell 6th and John Olip 7th. That was close exciting racing.
Five times Runner up in the Superlite Pro class
since 2009 (8th in 2012, didn't do a full season) #169
Ian Gregory leaves the first round of 2015 with a
well deserved Championship points lead. Ian
rode like a champion to be on Saturday. First of all
getting to 3rd at the finish after having to start
from the back of the grid in race one and then
narrowly beating Harley Borkowski not
once but twice in races two and three who was riding
the Kings Honda RCB150.
Can he shake off the Randy Mamola tag? Will this be his year?
Superlite Pro Results Round One 2015
Superlites AM 2015
The Superlite AM class is wide open this year as
several of former AM class riders from last year
have been moved up to the PRO Class.
56 Herman Wagus (Honda CB150) scored a second
and two wins to win the day from #181 Glen
Tisdell (Suzuki 150) #31 Duncan Taylor
(Suzuki 100) came in third.
Glenn Tisdell (#181 Suzuki150) jumped into an early
lead and held it to the flag posting a promising
first race win in the Superlite AM series. #56
Hermann Wagus (Honda150) had qualified poorly due to
carburetion problems and had to start from the back
of the grid. Showing an impressive turn of speed he
had by lap 2 made his way to 2nd
which he held to the end. #31 Duncan Taylor
(Kawasaki KH100) held onto 3rd. place on the lone Kawasaki
2 stroke. (Rumour has it that Duncan will be riding
a 4stroke at the next round) Fourth place went to
#164 Darrell Francis(Honda CB150).
#181 Glenn Tisdell (Suzuki150) as in race one
jumped into an early lead but on lap two #56 Hermann
Wagus (Honda150) went past and try as he might Glenn
couldn't get it back and had to settle for 2nd. Once
again #31 Duncan Taylor (Kawasaki KH100) held 3rd
flag to flag. #164 Darrell Francis(Honda CB150)
retired on lap two with terminal problems.
In race three quick starting #181 Glenn Tisdell
(Suzuki150) led until the third lap when once again
#56 Hermann Wagus (Honda150) swept past to take the
lead from Glenn whose bike started to slow but he
still managed to hold onto second from the fast
closing #31 Duncan Taylor (Kawasaki KH100).
Superlite AM Results Round One 2015:
The CommuterLite's looked stronger than ever with
several new riders and the introduction of two
Aprilia RSV125s. As with the Superlites several of
the quicker AM riders have been moved to the Pro
class bringing riders of similar experience and
Adam Cameron the 2014 Commuterlite Champion's
transition to Commuterlite Pro went smoothly.
He continued his winning ways to win the first
round of the Pro class from last years Pro
champion #136 Ron Pulido.
Commuterlite Pro 2015
Adam Cameron (#17 Honda CBR125) the
2014 Commuterlite AM champion raced head to head
with #136 Ron Pulido (CBR125) the 2014 Pro champion
with Adam taking the win. #40 Richard Cook (Honda
CBR125) Held 3rd place flag to flag with #67 Richard
Draper (CBR125) coming next followed by #13 Andrew
Martin (Honda CBR125) and #16 Robert Young on the
time #136 Ron Pulido (CBR125) grabbed the lead but a
great dice ensued with #40 Richard Cook (Honda
CBR125)They swapped places several times with Ron
prevailing in the end to take a hard earned victory
by less than a tenth of a second. #67 Richard Draper
(CBR125) running about a second back from Ron, couldn't close them down and finished in a
strong 3rd place. #16 Robert Young (KTM125) brought
the KTM home in 4th. After such a strong showing
in race one #17 Adam Cameron (Honda CBR125) and #13
Andrew Martin (Honda CBR125) would have to be
disappointed with 5th. and 6th. However their
disappointment wasn't to last long as they bounced
back in race three.
Ron Pulido got the holeshot and led the Commuterlite Pro field around for the first time but in quick succession #17 Adam Cameron (Honda CBR125) and # 67 Richard Draper (CBR125) got past him shuffling him back into the clutches of his sparring partner in race two #40 Richard Cook (Honda CBR125). On the penultimate lap Richard got the better of Ron who's bike was slowing allowing #67 Richard Draper (CBR125) and #13 Andrew Martin (Honda CBR125) Past. #16 Robert Young (KTM125) finished next.
Commuterlite PRO Results Round One 2015:
Commuterlite AM 2015
The racing in the Commuterlite AM class didn't
disappoint with very close racing throughout the
class. with several newcomers in the class it
continues to grow in strength.
Number 555 Nichoas Miller
(Honda CBR125) sensationally was quickest
of all the Commuterltes in qualifying. He won
the Commuterlite AM class even though he tied on
points with #3 Peter Lindsay. Winning the final
race of the day was the tie breaker. Peter was
second with #131 Rez Pulido getting his first
The summer break seems to have done #555
Nicholas Miller (Honda CBR125) a power of good
as he qualified fastest of both the AM and Pro
Commuterlite classes. In race one he ran a flag
to flag race winning it convincingly. Big
improver #3 Peter Lindsay (Honda CBR125) battled
with the hard riding #131 Rez Pulido (Honda
CBR125) for second place with Peter getting it
by a cats whisker. Newcomer #10 Chris
Woodhouse(Honda CB125) raced to an excellent
4th. place followed by #92 Tony Martin (Honda
CBR125) to 5th. place. Next up came another
newcomer #78 Mark O'Toole on the ex Nicolas
Wenban Honda CBR125. ACT rider Lee Raynor came
next followed by the two Aprilia's of #88
Jessica Dykes and #108 Frank Loveridge.
Aprilia's are a welcome sight on the grid they
look the business and with a bit of development
should get to the pointy end. Maybe something at
last to challenge the Honda dominance in this
Quite a few Commuterlite AM riders including Race
one winner Nicholas Miller did not get on the track
before the pit gate was shut after the 30 seconds
board, it meant they had to start from pit lane.
Number 3 Peter Lindsay (Honda CBR125) and #131 Rez
Pulido (Honda CBR125) raced to first and second in
that order with #92 Tony Martin (Honda CBR125) who
is showing improved pace this year getting a well
deserved 3rd. place.
Number78 Mark O'Toole came
in an excellent 4th in only his second race ever.
Next up was the Aprilia of #108 Frank Loveridge a
great result on its first outing. In sixth position
came #717 Lee Raynor followed by #10 Chris Woodhouse
(7th.) and in eight place race one winner #555
Nicholas Miller followed by #88 Jessica Dykes on her
Nicholas Miller (#555) made no mistake in race
three getting the lead in lap one and increasing it
until the flag dopped to win the race and the day.
Behind him though a firce battle was going on
between #131 Rez Pulido (Honda CBR125) and #3 Peter
Lindsay (Honda CBR125) as they raced wheel to wheel
for the entire race. It was impossible to tell who
was ahead as they flashed across the finishing line,
in the end the clock gave it to Rez by 2 thousands
of a second. You can't get closer racing than that.
Chris Woodhouse repeated his 4th place in race
one with #92 Tony Martin 5th and Lee Raynor 6th.
Next came #78 Mark O'Toole in 7th. followed by #88
Jessica Dykes and #108 Frank Loveridge.
Results Round One 2015:
Typical of the dicing in
Bucket racing, always close and a lot of fun.
Here #136 Ron Pulido Is dicing with #40 Richard
Cook and #67 Richard Draper all three are
Commuterlite Pro Honda CBR125's. #94 John Olip
and #56 Herman Wagus are keeping a close eye on
Open Rules. Phenomenal Racing